My blog spent most of the year on the back burner. In February my husband had both of his knees replaced and I took care of him through out his recovery. In June I had both my knees scoped, In September I had a partial tear in my right rotator cuff repaired as well as a Mumford repair and in November I had a Mumford repair in my left shoulder. It seemed that most of the year was spent recovering. Each month only had a few posts so choosing was easier than past years.
I thought I'd start the year end favorites, with my favorites from some of my friends blogs. I lifted the photos from their blogs please check out their post that go with the projects click on the links ;).
First up my friend Buffy, if you haven't visited her blog, you should. Buffy has a way with words, I enjoy reading her blog(confession I often skip the reading and go for the photos) Buffy has an adorable grand daughter that she shows off but I thought I'd better stick to the paper crafts.
One of my favorites is the wreath she made in this post.
Come back tomorrow and I'll share some more favorites
Stamps: Ornamental Pine & Good Greeting
Paper; Whisper White & Real Red CS, Trim the Tree DSP
Ink: VersaMark, White Craft Inks, Darkest Crumb Cake Blendabilities
Misc: White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
This month we are sharing our "Best of/ Favorite" Blog Hop. Our "Best of/ Favorite"CASE of a fellow Hoppers projects (I drew Marie's name). Our "Best of/ Favorite" of Retired product. Also our "Best of/ Favorite" Current product. All in time for those last minute projects. We hop in a circle so keep clicking on next until you return to your starting point. If you hopped over from Stephanie's Blog, Welcome!
First up I CASEd Marie Green's last project from our last hop, you can see her project here. Her Project was my starting point but turned out much different, I went simpler(could it be I am lazy?) I had my boxes sitting on my table last week when my daughters friend stopped by, she loved them!
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler & Mossy Meadow CS, retired DSP
Misc: Little Letters Thinlits, Artisan Label Punch, Dimensionals & Gift Box Punch Board
Next up features retired product(yes my stash is large). This card is fun because only the letters hold the two panels together(use your grid paper to keep the two pieces straight and even).
Stamp: retired(I don't remember the name, I keep every snowman stamp I buy and keep them together in one box)
Paper: Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler CS Retired DSP
Ink: Stazon, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray & Tangelo Tango
Misc: Blender Pen. Dazzling Details, Little Letters Thinelits
Last is Current Products. Lovely as a Tree has to be one of the most versatile sets that Stampin' Up carries.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Gorgeous Grunge & Holiday Home(Yes I bought it mostly for the santa sled with reindeer)
Paper: Whisper White & Night of Navy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Misc: Deco Label Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Irridecent Ice, Dimensionals & Dazzling Details
So there you have it my "Best of/ Favorite" now please hop on and see what Marsha has to share. I am sure you will find lots of ideas to help you use up your "stash"
For Club we did the Paper Napkin Transfer Technique for our past club, everyone brought any napkins they had and we made cards, I share a different card that we made over the next few days. These napkins came from my local grocery store. I heat embossed greetings on the card fronts, they don't show up in the photos but do in real life.
Paper: Smoky Slate & Old Olive CS
Misc: Paper Napkins, Silver Embossing Powder and silver elastic string
I've made a bunch of Curvy Keepsake boxes, and every time I thought I had an original idea I would find it already done on Pinterest. Basicly they are simple Punch Art. Here is one of the ones for Halloween. Frankie!
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black and Whisper White CS
Misc: Curvy Keepsake Box Framelit, 2 1/2" Circle, Owl Builder and 1/2 Circle Punches, Hearts Collection Framelit.
The watercooler is hopping again! Busy with projects for the holidays, we hope that we can help with inspiration for your own projects. As always our hop runs in a circle, so click on the links until you are back where you started. If you did not start here, you may have come from Terri's blog, either way welcome!
First a Curvy Keepsake box, A Turkey for Thanksgiving, a Pilgrim turkey!
Paper Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White CS
I have been making Christmas cards! I am using both current and retired stamps, bringing stamps that I have loved through the years out and inking them up again. I have seen variations of this card the last couple of years and thought I'd give it a try.
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, greeting is retired
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Real Red CS and Watercolor Paper
Misc: Aqua Painter and Dazzling Details
This is a card that looks so much better in real life instead of as a photo!